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Unleash Your Creative Potential!

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in Featured, Health, Quotes & Thoughts | Comments Off on Unleash Your Creative Potential!

Unleash Your Creative Potential!

Remember back in grade school when there was such a mix of activity and exposure to many forms of art?  What a fun time of play and creativity! Slowly as we progress through the stages of school or work, we become more static and routine with what we do.  It’s time to allow that inner artist to break free (and if you have already done so~~BRAVO!). For even just a short amount of time, make an effort every single day to dance to some fun music, letting your body move and shimmy to a favourite playlist/CD or some tunes on the radio. Take a weekend afternoon to recreate art class~~paint, draw, sculpt, CREATE! Get your hands dirty and enjoy the essence of your imagination.  Don’t worry if there is no exact result in mind or perfect outcome, just let your artistic self express freely! An art form that I take great indulgence in is writing.  I love how the words play on paper.  The feeling of script caressing the pages of a beautiful notebook and my thoughts running wild to eventually land safely on a page, this for me is truly therapeutic. Expressing yourself through art is one of the most truly liberating feelings.  It’s like allowing your heart to play on the swings, exhilarating yet secure.  I encourage you to incorporate some form of expressive art everyday or at least once a week take some time out for yourself.   Have fun again! Let the kid in you emerge and experience the wonderful realm of art as a method of healing and a meditative experience. Some suggestions to help you express and unleash your creative potential: Painting Sculpting/Playing with Clay Drawing Writing Dancing Singing Acting Sewing Quilting Scrapbooking Photography Enjoy! [Image...

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Clear Day Magic

Posted by on Nov 7, 2012 in Events, Featured, Health, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Clear Day Magic

Clear Day Magic

On Saturday October 27th Source Centre co-hosted a Clear Day event with Integrate Chiropractic (Dr. Derek Cain).  All week we have been receiving exceptional feedback from our attendees!  Clear Days are a full day community healing event that Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) chiropractors around the world create to provide a focused and intensified environment for people who have been under NSA care.  At Clear Days we provide 3 powerful entrainments to the participants over the course of the day.  We generally have 4 or 5 NSA chiropractors working side by side during these sessions and with many people receiving entrainments at once a powerful synergy is created.  The 3 entrainments take our participants on a journey through the “Seasons of Wellbeing”: Discover, Transform, and Awaken.  We also provide workshops to deepen the healing process.  This time around we had a Somato Respiratory Integration Workshop with Angie Dairou that left people with a deep knowing that they are “ENOUGH”… just as they are… even though they may have been told otherwise for much of their lives.  We also had Virma take our participants through a Kundalini Yoga workshop which got people moving anger in their bodies and connecting with love in their heart.  Myself and my husband, Dr. Robert Coddington, shared a workshop on understanding masculine and feminine energies within each of us and we experienced how to cultivate more masculine or feminine presence in our bodies.  Included in the day was a truly delicious lunch provided by “Portobello Burger”. I used to be surprised by the magic that would unfold with these healing events.  Nowadays I come to expect it.  This Clear Day did not disappoint.  It is incredible to witness our Practice Members touching deep places within and then being opened up to the magic within their hearts.  I am grateful to the work of Dr. Donald Epstein who has helped us provide such powerful and transformational work to so many people.  I am also grateful to our communities and participants who love this work and keep coming back for more and more depth, healing, and growth.  Here is what one of our participants, who has been to numerous Clear Days, wanted to share with anyone who is interested in participating: “Enter with a heart that is open to yourself, others, and discovery.  Suspend the desire to judge or leave with answers.  Be open.  Then hold the events, feeling, energy of the day in your heart for as long as possible afterwards and you will learn and/or grow from the richness of everyone’s experience.”   Stay tuned for the next Clear Day – set to happen in the spring of...

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Dr. Leo’s October 2012 Beijing Trip

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 in Featured, Short Entries | Comments Off on Dr. Leo’s October 2012 Beijing Trip

Dr. Leo’s October 2012 Beijing Trip

Months ago, the idea was hatched for my family and I to see some of Beijing’s biggest attractions. The circumstances were perfect. I hadn’t vacationed with my family in ages. Beijing’s sandstorm and summer seasons had long passed. The $99 dollar, 7-day, group tour was too good to pass up. I had never seen Beijing and was dying to travel! All I had to do was pay for my flight and gratuity to the tour guide and bus driver. I had experience with a previous overseas group-tour and knew what I was signing up for. The daily investment was clear. Early morning wake-up calls. Long bus rides between each point of interest, and, once at each destination, a relatively short visit for photos and walking tour. Three set meals per day. Copious amounts of commentary from the tour guide. Your most relaxing vacation it definitely is not! The reward? Beijing was an amazing guided experience! The highlights were many. A peaceful time with mom and dad. Making friends with my travel mates; a few were especially great company (thanks to Galvin, Cathy, Lily and Mei!), and were incredibly helpful in translating Cantonese and Mandarin for me. Some amazing entertainment watching the Golden Mask Dynasty, great scenery and architecture. and decent food to boot. Climbing the Great Wall was perhaps the most memorable and challenging adventure while in Bejing. Some of the climbs were 45 degrees for minutes on end! As positive as it was, Beijing was also a challenging experience. Beijing traffic made Toronto look silky smooth in comparison. The urban smog was noticeable, and a huge contrast to being up in the mountains. All the hours sitting on an airplane and bus was a breeding ground for tension and stiffness. I was left stiff indeed, and it could have been much worse had I not taken measures to ensure good health. What measures you ask? I’ll share with you on my next blog post! In the meantime, enjoy these pictures that I snapped while touring Beijing. Yours in health,Dr. Leo   Looking out from a watchtower on the Great Wall of China Drying cabbage and chiles for the winter Try some scorpion, seahorse or silkworm? MacDonald’s does desert differently in China Crowding to see the Emperor’s Palace at the Forbidden City Big Video Displays at Tiananmen Square Temple of Heaven,...

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‘Dip-Off’ Winning Recipe!

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 in Featured, Recipes, Uncategorized | Comments Off on ‘Dip-Off’ Winning Recipe!

‘Dip-Off’ Winning Recipe!

(Image: Bowl of Green Olives by adamr / FreeDigitalPhotos.net) We’re pleased to bring you the crowd’s favourite dip from our Source Centre Social ‘Dip-Off’ event. Brought to the Social by Dr. Allison Barriscale and adapted from the Moosewood Resaurant – New Classics, this dip is great served with crackers or crisp toast or your carb of choice. It’s also extremely easy and quick to make. GREEN OLIVE & ARTICHOKE TAMPENADEYields about 3 cupsTotal time: 30 minutes   Ingredients:5 artichoke hearts (14-ounce can, drained)1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped1 cup pitted green or Spanish garlic olives2 to 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel (optional) to 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oilcracked or ground black pepper to taste Toast walnuts at 350º in a single layer on an unoiled baking tray for about 5 minutes, until fragrant. In the bowl of a food processor*, whirl the artichoke hearts, walnuts, olives, garlic, parsley, and lemon peel, if using, for a few seconds until everything is uniformly minced. Scrape down the sides if necessary, add the lemon juice and olive oil, and process for a few more seconds until the mixture forms a rough paste (not a smooth puree but a cohesive paste). Season with pepper to taste.  Enjoy! *Can also be done in a blender, if a food processor is unavailable.Tapenade is best served at room temperature and can be stored, covered and refrigerated, for up to a week. PER 1-OUNCE SERVIING: 77 CALORIES, 1.4 G PROTEIN, 7.4 G FAT, 2.5 G ARBOHYDRATES, 0.8 G SATURATED FATTY ACIDS, 0 MG CHOLESTEROL, 241 MG SODIUM, .4 G TOTAL DIETARY...

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Source Centre Social

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in Events, Featured | Comments Off on Source Centre Social

Source Centre Social

Great to Connect! We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all who attended our Source Centre Social on Wednesday, October 10th.   It was an amazing celebration of community, wellness and life!  We are grateful to all of our wonderful practice members who inspire and uplift us and help create this healing space full of good energy. We hope you’ll be able to join us next time for some organic wine, delicious treats, games and a fun social atmosphere. Stay tuned! In the meantime, please enjoy some pictures from the Social and the winning ‘Dip-Off’ recipe...

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In Good Company

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Featured, Quotes & Thoughts | Comments Off on In Good Company

In Good Company

As the summertime fades into fall, the leaves turn a glorious array of colours and the wind begins to fill the air. During this time of transition our bodies go into cozy mode, yearning for comfort foods, warm blankets and nights snuggling up on the couch with those close to us, especially our friends. With the change of season, we acknowledge and give thanks for our abundant harvest and everyday blessings.  What comes to my mind again and again are my friends.  I just want to take a moment to appreciate the value of friends.  I  am so grateful to have the company of some truly amazing friends.  They are genuinely kind, caring and loving people that grace my life and fill my little heart with so much happiness....

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